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I think it's a good name to use with the nickname Linda.
mariej2  8/1/2005
I think this name is such a fun name beacuse you can make so many nicknames from it. My name is Melinda and i get called so many nicknames Mel, Mindy, Melly, Minda, Melly Belly, Lindy, Linda, Minya (this one stuck because my little brother couldn't pronounce it properly).
Melly  8/11/2005
I have a friend named Melinda, and her nickname is Lynny. I think Melinda is a beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2005
Melinda Sordino, the main character of 'Speak', is the first thing that comes to mind for me with the name Melinda. Kristen Stewart also portrayed Melinda Sordino in the movie Speak (2004).
fawkes100  12/25/2005
Famous bearer is Melinda Clark who plays Julie Cooper in 'the OC' and also Lady Heather in 'CSI'.
Gianna  1/29/2006
I have a friend named Melinda, we call her Mel-Mel sometimes. This name is very pretty.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2006
I love this name. I am surprised that it hasn't come back into popularity but on the flip side it is nice that it isn't overused. On the show Ghost Whisperer, the main character is Melinda Gordon played by Jennifer Love Hewitt.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I have an ancestor named Melinda, who was born in the early 1800s, so the name has been around for at least 200 years.
sandtree  8/26/2006
Melinda Warren was the Charmed One's (Prudence "Prue", Piper, Pheobe Halliwell and Paige Matthews) ancestor on the t.v. show Charmed!
Heulwen  9/10/2006
Melinda appeared on the top 1000 list briefly during the 1880's and 1890's but was too popular. It came back into usage in the 1940's with its most popular year being the 1970's and dropped off the top 1000 list in the year 2000.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2006
I love the name Melinda. It is such a pretty name.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2006
Melinda is my name. A lot of people call me Melissa and it is annoying. But I love my name because not many people have it.
melinda1  1/26/2007
Melinda is a lovely name, with such a sweet sound. 'Speak' does not immediately come to mind, but it is kind of tied to it.
nothingshortoftragic  3/24/2007
Melinda Doolittle from American idol. Fantastic singer and great personality.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2007
I love Melinda! It's very pretty, uncommon but not unheard of, and I adore the nickname Linda!
TheLastMontague  6/30/2007
I love this name, as it is my name. The thing is, as the website says, it's a modern name, coined in the 18th Century. It hasn't caught on yet. But it will. I love it because it's so pretty. I think it's as pretty as Isabella or Amelia. It just needs to catch on. I get Mellie a lot. I think Mellie or Melly is a very cute nickname.
Emeline  7/3/2007
Great. It's just so pretty, and combos like Melinda Sue, and Melinda Ruth are simply great. Use this name! Your child will thank you!
spaz123  8/16/2007
I love it, and it sounds a bit like my own name (Matilda). The main character I my book (The Silver Triangel) is named Melinda. I think it's plain gorgeous.
DoffeT  9/8/2007
I love my name! :) Most of my friends and family call me Mellie now. But when I was younger it was Mindy. I've also been called Melynn, Mel, Lynn -- just about everything but Linda -- that's my mom!
Melinda80  9/14/2007
I love this name. I think it sounds really pretty and I have loved it since I first heard it (on Charmed). But I don't like any nicknames for it especially Linda (sorry if your name's Linda). I really hope it becomes popular again since it's on Ghost Whisperer (which I love by the way lol).
― Anonymous User  9/19/2007
My name is Melinda, and for the most part I like it. However, for some reason it tends to get misspelled, like Malinda. And some people think it is long, so I get called Mel and Mel-Mel, especially on the volleyball court.
Mel_13  12/26/2007
This is actually a cool name. It's pretty like the other MEL names, but isn't as popular as Melissa or Melody.
rv14142  4/20/2008
Melinda is a character in George Farquhar's play "The Recruiting Officer" (1706).
Lilya  4/27/2008
I like neither the nickname Mel nor the name Linda, so the combination isn't going to sound good for me either. I just don't think it sounds all that pretty.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
This has got to be one of the ugliest names I have ever heard, no offense.
snickerdoodle  9/23/2008
Melinda is a very pretty name.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2010
Melinda Loveless, a teenage killer responsible for the murder of Shanda Sharer.
Black_X  5/8/2010
Melinda Tentrees - One of Barbra Streisand's characters in "On A Clear Day". The present-day Daisy Gamble goes to a psychiatrist to quit her smoking habit. Under hypnosis, Melinda Tentrees appears. Melinda lived in the 1800's and Daisy is Melinda reincarnated. A very entertaining movie, with wonderful songs sung by Barbra S.
Jamesina  6/3/2010
Melinda Gordon is the lead character in the Ghost Whisperer.
Myth Writer Dreamer  8/30/2010
I didn't used to like this name, but it's grown on me. I associate it with a young doctor with green eyes (probably because of Melinda Goodwinter from the Cat Who series). I hate the nickname Linda though.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2010
Melinda Goodwinter from the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun. She is a young doctor who ends up committing suicide.
― Anonymous User  2/4/2011
An English compound name using either Melissa (sweet) or Melanie (black/dark) in combination with Linda (serpent) and therefore meaning (black/dark serpent) or (sweet serpent).
Denver_Skyline  2/11/2011
There's a song called "The Face of Melinda" by Opeth. It's a rather sad love story, but a beautiful song still, and I wouldn't say a bad association.
MortParChocolat  10/3/2011
My name's Melinda. I love the name my Mum has chosen for me. I was born in 1984 and I only knew a couple of other Melinda's growing up, I love that it is not overly used. I like my name and am not offended if someone else doesn't :) Plenty of names out there I dislike myself!
Melinda84  3/9/2012
Though it's possible the use of Belinda in Italian literature is older, in England Melinda seems to be about as old as Belinda. For example, Aphra Behn's famous poem "The Coquette" is about a Melinda, and this was published around 1680, eight years earlier than the first English literary use of Belinda mentioned in the comments about Belinda on this site.
clevelandkentevans  3/29/2013
The name Melinda was given to 171 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Cute name but it's a little too long and the nickname Linda sounds unappealing. Unless it were spoken in Spanish, which means beautiful, sweetheart or gorgeous.
Together, I guess it would sound like "My love" if pronounced in Spanish.
GunMetal  8/28/2013
Melinda May is one of the main characters in Marvel's Agents of Shield.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2014
My name is Melinda. I never really liked the name as a child 'cause I was named after my aunties - Linda and Belinda. That made things real confusing and I got teased a lot by my immature cousins. Now I'm called Melly/ Mel at home. This name is beautiful and is not overused. There are several nicknames and I think it's very classy.
Melly.  3/11/2015
The name Melinda was given to 170 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
Also used in Hungary. Pronounced: ME-lin-daw. [noted -ed]
HerculePoirot  8/24/2016
With 30 371 bearers, Melinda is the 40th most common feminine name in Hungary. (01/01/2016).
HerculePoirot  9/2/2016
I never liked my name growing up but as I matured I guess I got used to it. My nickname was always Mendy. Most people I grew up with have no idea my name was actually Melinda. I have been called Melody, Melanie and Melissa. I don't know why some people find the name Melinda so hard to remember. I had one coworker that tried to tag me Mel. I shut that down quickly. No woman wants to be called a name that puts people in mind of a potbellied cook in a greasy spoon!
Mloman61  12/14/2016
Melinda R. Katz is an American politician from New York City who is currently the Queens Borough President. Katz was a New York City Councilwoman from 2002 to 2009. She left politics in 2009 to work at Greenberg Traurig, a law firm where she specializes in government affairs and land use. In 2012, she announced her return to politics with a run for Queens Borough President in 2013. She had previously run for City Comptroller in 2009.
cutenose  6/27/2017
A fictional character bearing this name is nurse practitioner and midwife Melinda Sheridan of the "Virgin River" series of romance novels by Robyn Carr.
artracey315  7/7/2017
What I like about this name is the soft simplicity of it.
Hushpuppy  2/15/2018

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